Once again, Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting the Once Upon a Time reading challenge. He insists it isn’t really a challenge, but a chance to share reading fantasy, folklore, fairy tales and mythology. I love the idea, but I resisting setting myself large challenges these days. I’m trying to go with guidelines rather than rules, as a friend so eloquently put it for me.
So I’m signing up for The Journey. Carl describes that as:
This is really as simple as the name implies. It means you are participating, but not committing yourself to any specific number of books. By signing up for The Journey you are agreeing to read at least one book within one of the four categories during March 21st to June 21st period.Just one book. If you choose to read more, fantastic! If not, then we have still had the pleasure of your company during this three month reading journey and hopefully you have read a great book, met some interesting people, and enjoyed the various activities that occur during the challenge. It has always been of utmost importance to me that the challenges that I host be all about experiencing enjoyable literature and sharing it with others. I want you to participate. Hence, The Journey.
That sounds perfect for me. I’m sure I’ll read more than one book in that time. In fact, I’ll probably easily manage the five required for the Quest the First. All the same, I’m officially joining The Journey as a way to avoid the stress of a requirement. I will try to include reviews of the books I read that qualify so I can share my enjoyment with others.